When a Christian Broadcasting Network news anchor expressed interest in reporting on the topic of racial diversity in Christian higher education, Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) president, Dr. Shirley Hoogstra, informed the journalist to look no further than Nyack College to engage a success story in diversity initiatives. Nyack has been nationally recognized by leading media sources such as U.S. News and World Report, The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education U.S. College Ranking and The Best Colleges.org for its student, faculty and staff population that represents ethnic and socio-economic diversity. Notably, many Nyack students are first generation degree earners and a significant proportion are international students.
Dr. Michael Scales, president of Nyack College and Alliance Theological Seminary, was recently interviewed at CBN’s Washington, D.C. bureau while he was in the nation’s capital for the three-day CCCU Presidents Conference, which gathers men and women who lead campuses nationwide to discuss issues and trends in higher education.
Nyack College is one of the more than 180 CCCU institutional members. For over 40 years, the higher education association has served campuses in the U.S., Canada and 18 countries around the globe.